Why what Internet giants decide is what we get to see

In the name of holy engagement, the native experience of products like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are moving away from giving people the ability to curate. They do this by taking control away from you, the user. By showing what other people liked, or by showing recommendations, without any way to turn it off, they prevent people from creating a better experience for themselves.

We know what happens when we cede controls to machines to make decisions for us — we get trash for news, gossip for trending topics and advertising posing as a lifestyle. That is why I respect and love human curation. I wrote about this in my piece, The Curation Conundrum,